Rock: SHIELDS – Evidence

Evidence is the new single from SHIELDS, band from Newcastle. An alt-pop, with many influences of psychedelic rock. It’s a track with that pop feeling, but full of energy and electric guitars with overdrive. The first thing that comes to my mind listening SHIELDS is Weezer.

Psychedelic Rock: OLWH – Look of Love (Ft. Freak Slug)

Look of Love is the fifth track of the homonymous album released by OLWH, that stands for Only Losers Win Happily, also know as Kelvin Beyioku, from Hertfordshire, UK. The album has many different influences, from indie to jazz, so it’s hard to label it in terms of genre. It has a very characteristic shoegaze style of wet guitar. Many tracks feature singer Freak Slug plus Ash, Ryan Shaw-Hawkins, Fern. You can also more of Kelvin’s works on his Bandcamp page.

It’s an appropriate track for our Spotify playlist Psychedelic Waves of Eden:

Synthwave in Eden: Console Clone – Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep is the closing track of UK synthwave producer Console Clones‘s album, Rewind Mankind. A typical dark bass for the style, yet full of compelling melodies that adorn the whole track. The album has been officially released 4th of August in all streaming platforms, with 11 tracks in total. Electric Sheep has an interesting mixing, specially in the drums, not the usual synthwave style of gated reverb, the same applies for the other instruments, it has a more filtered feeling, overall, not that exaggerated reverb in the snare.

Check our Synthwave in Eden Spotify playlist for more:

Chilling in Eden: Saro – Deconnecter

Inspired by an anti-social media movement aimed at building more natural relationships through departure from social technology, ‘Deconnecter’ is a new hip-hop project being released this summer that combines light synths and field recordings from Bristol / Japan to form a lofi bouncing atmosphere, created predominantly as a staging for female vocalists/MC’s

Chilling in Eden‘s newest feature is UK based producer Saro, with a lo-fi instrumental hip-hop track Deconnecter. As mentioned in the quote above, the track was inspired by an anti-social media movement, which is completely respectful due to all the complex problem that social media has caused to society in the recent years. As mentioned in earlier editorials from this blog, we don’t support social media that much, so we abandoned Instagram and use bots for FB, managing only Twitter in the end.

The whole thematics of Saro involve over-consumption, egocentrism and digitality, however they are presented as music in a whole delicate way, with light synths, a lo-fi instrumental hip-hop that is not only about loops. He has been featured in BBC and is making music for 8 years. Currently, he’s working on a full-length record.

 

Ethereal Indie: UV – Defender

This track is a high quality ethereal-indie that has been recently released on Soundcloud. Also, this is the debut track from UV, Marina Elderton, that won the PRS Foundation prize ‘Women Make Music’. We are always open to share new music made by women, specially those with such nice guitar as  Defender.

The track hasn’t been officially released yet, but Marina is currently working on her forthcoming EP, that should be released in the coming months.

Besides that, she’s also a award-winning composer, especially for cinema, you check everything she’s been up to in her official website: www.marinaelderton.com

Classy Tracks: Maribou State – Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin)/Turnmills

“Turnmills was where we first experienced electronic music in a club setting. It’s a totally different and transformative listening experience and that communal spirit, atmosphere and feeling has inspired the way we’ve made music,” says Liam. “Clubs are such important hubs for music discovery, especially of songs that you might have overlooked in a different setting. Partly through the feeling in the room and also through the memories attached to the records you hear.”

British duo Maribou State has recently released two tracks Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin)  – as embedded – and a month ago Turnmills. These are their first releases since their breakthrough album from 2015 Portraits. The duo is formed by Liam Ivory and Chris Davids. Besides being great with their studio work, they are taking their new live show to an European tour, including Sónar 2018. The two tracks combine the best of downtempo electronic music, groove and pretty vocals.

Both mix electronic music production with some organic instruments and amazing vocals. Turnmills has an electric guitar, hypnotizing arpeggiated bass lines while being followed by soft vocals with some chorus at certain points.  The track is dedicated to the legendary London nightclub of the same name that closed in 2008, which deserves our respect even more.

The real Turnmills in London.

As for Feel Good, the track starts with an addictive guitar riff, followed by synths and vocals totally suitable for dancing. Maribou State’s two newest releases have been featured in our playlist Synths of Eden:

Pre-Release: Little Sain✚ – Y0UR G0D

“You are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and your fellowship sacrifices and on your joyous occasions, your appointed festivals, and the beginning of each of your months. They will serve as a reminder for you before your God: I am the LORD your God.”

For a blog called Synths of Eden, the use of religious references for satirical purposes isn’t anything new. Little Saint, producer from UK, will officially release Y0UR G0D on digital streaming platforms this 31th May by Halogram Records. This is a 10 minutes track with use of audio samples, rhythms and synthesizers, in a dark atmosphere, old school dubstep style, a bit like Skream! (2006).

Artwork was made by English Artist Dr. Fuckjoy. The track will be released in Little saint’s album 1010. There are 10 different alternate versions for this track, which will be all released.

Follow Little Saint in Twitter for more info @littlesaintfeed

Meanwhile, you can stay with Your God’s official video:

New Downtempo: Awe Kid – Diode EP

Diode by British producer Rick Parsons a.k.a Awe Kid is the kind of danceable deep downtempo track, with groovy bass, deep pads, with audio voices, a track for that high state of mind, high quality rhythms, pretty enjoyable to the ears. It was released as a whole EP, having Diode two other remix versions, by Clyde and Ose.

The EP has as second track Leap. The track is split in two parts, having the first one accentuated analogue synths, as for the second part more organic drums. The track also has an official video embedded bellow.

Somehow Diode brings me back Little Fluffy Clouds from The Orb, a British classic from the 90s.

The EP has been released by Sine Language Records, Awe Kid’s own label. You can check the website for more info here.

The track has been featured in Synths of Eden, as much as for Little Fluffy Clouds mentioned above:

 

New Downtempo/Trip-Hop: NothingAboutME – BLUEBELL

BLUEBELL was written in response to difficult emotions surrounding the loss of the duo’s close friends to suicide. It also recognises the ongoing battle in people who struggle with trauma and intermittent depression.

BLUEBELL is the debut single from NothingAboutME a fresh new downtempo with a big touch of trip-hop released this Friday in all streaming platforms by Riverfish Records.

NothingAboutME is a duo formed by Joe Dworniak and Sarah Stanton. They make highly emotive lo-fi music, a big match for fans of Portishead, as an example. The duo was formed in 2016, the name was chosen  as an identity for the songwriting duo.

BLUEBELL will be featured in Synths of Eden Spotify playlist.

Artwork by Cornish based artist Ricky Chaplin.

Electronic: OhmField – Rest

After a long day of work, all you need is rest. It is even better when we can find a song called “Rest” that aims to fulfil this purpose. This is the type of Rest where you can let yourself go, even dance, lay down, enjoy the feeling and nothing else matters. A song to embrace mindfulness.

OhmField is a producer from London, that combines a different range of influences, traditional and contemporary elements at the same time. The art cover from Rest represents pretty well how his music sounds, different layers, colours, daring to experiment, while keeping with the basic elements of a pleasant track.

Follow Synths of Eden Spotify (embedded) playlist and listen the best tracks featured here in the blog, next weekly update will include Rest.

Buy digitally via Bandcamp or stream it by Spotify.